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Yellow Brick Road

Fall is here. It cannot be denied. Yesterday was the best example for the cool, windy and rainy weather we will have to deal with more and more.

Did you get out your scarves yet? Maybe some of the lighter ones – for what we Germans like to call the ‘transitional period’, meaning it is colder but not really cold, yet you need some extra warmth around your neck, for example, while a lighter coat is totally sufficient.

In case you do not have anything suitable available, fear not but follow the “Yellow Brick Road” pattern for a versatile cowl knit in a scrumptious soft yarn. I used only one skein of Tanis Fiber Art “Orange Label” – which is marvelously soft and wonderful to work with – to get a little something just the right size to keep your neck cozy in multiple ways.

I used colour “Gold” and five leather shank buttons. There are more colours and buttons to be had!

Use the buttons to wear your cowl multiple ways – however you please. Best of all: no sewing or grafting involved!  Also, this particular knit/purl pattern is reversible meaning it looks the same on both sides.

Find the pattern right here.

By the way, if you want to brush up on your finishing techniqes for projects that actually require finishing, there are spots left in the two classes offered! For more information what it is all about, check here.

Happy Knitting!

- Mona

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14 Comments Post a comment
  1. fantastic design. i love button cowls too.

    October 13, 2012
  2. stephanie #

    thanks, will make asap :)

    November 6, 2012
  3. Maria Gemmell #

    I’m confused on the pattern. Do I k4, p4,k4 – then start the repeat k4, p4? Not sure how to read it. Thanks, Maria

    March 11, 2013
    • Hello Maria,

      you start the pattern with k4, p4 – which is the repeat. Your work k4, p4 until there are 4 sts left, then k4 to end with.
      I hope that helps getting you started!


      March 12, 2013
      • Maria Gemmell #

        Thank you for the quick response. I understand now :)

        March 12, 2013
  4. Ashie #

    Is the knitting gauge 18 sts and 25 rows per 4″? I’m confused :(

    November 12, 2013
    • Mona #

      Hi there,
      yes, indeed, the gauge is 18 sts and 25 rows per 4″.

      November 13, 2013
      • Ashie #

        Thank you so much!

        November 13, 2013
  5. Wendy #

    I am trying to figure out the pattern cause it doesn’t seem to match the chart. Can u explain your chart to me?

    November 29, 2013
    • Mona #

      Hello Wendy,

      Yes, you are right – the written pattern does not match the chart because there was no way to mark the repeat.
      Please do refer to the chart for the pattern repeat, marked with a box. All you have to do is work the stitch 1-8 over again,
      until there are only 4 stitches left, then work stitches 9-12.

      I hope that helps!

      December 2, 2013
      • Wendy #

        Thanks so much. I did figure it out.

        December 2, 2013
  6. Pam Chander #

    Can you please tell me the size of finished product of yellow brick scarf.

    January 27, 2014
    • Mona #

      Hello Pam,

      as stated in the pattern, the cowl circumference when buttoned is 22″ and the height (when knitting the width) is 9.5″.
      I hope that helps.


      January 27, 2014
      • Pam Chander #

        Thank you so much. I could not find the same wool so my gauge is different than yours.
        Thanks for your prompt reply

        January 27, 2014

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